Using the internet to manage your family’s financeWritten by Rachel Lane
The effectiveness of managing family finances has never been more significant, as parents struggle to find a balance between work and family life. A recent study by Mother and Baby magazine has found that new parents are getting less sleep than previous generations, with new mums struggling to manage their exhaustion.
Whilst there is no technological solution to sleepless nights as yet, it is possible to assign many tasks which were once only possible through physical movement, to internet, such as shopping and banking. No longer do you have to worry about co-ordinating demands of screaming children with your weekly shopping list or about missing bank at 5:01pm. Whatever issues you may face with your child, there are plenty of websites collating advice from parents around world, such as http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/ and http://www.babycentre.co.uk/.
There are websites such as http://www.parentspenniespounds.co.uk/ offering financial advice and support, and financial comparison sites such as http://www.moneynet.co.uk/index.shtml,
Fourth Of July SafetyWritten by Jill Nelson
Of all holidays throughout year, Fourth of July typically presents greatest risk of fire danger and injuries for adults and children. Unsafe use of fireworks, sparklers and glow sticks are a serious concern. These products can be potentially harmful to individuals of all ages. So, before you swirl around a sparkler, light a firework or sport a glow stick around your neck or wrist, keep in mind these precautions to ensure safety of you and everyone around you.
As usual, Fourth of July celebrations show many types of fireworks and other explosives. Fireworks can be very exciting and fun to watch; however they have potential to become very dangerous to people lighting them as well as bystanders. When lighting fireworks, make sure you follow instructions and warnings on labels. If a firework does not burn when you light it, do not try and light it again, this can pose huge injury risks. Did you know that most firework accidents are a result of people going back to light a firework which did not light first time? The safest choice, if you want to see fireworks on Fourth of July, is to attend a local event, where you can watch a fireworks display created by professionals. This will be much safer for you, your family and your friends.
Sparklers are a great way to light up night on Fourth of July. As exciting as these items may seem to small children, it is important that they be used only by children 5 years of age or older. Children younger than 5 years old are too young to understand how to use them properly. When using sparklers make sure your child’s clothes are tight-fitting, so sparkler does not catch fire on clothes. If you have children with longer hair, make sure their hair is tied back since it is very easy for long hair to catch fire. Keep Sparklers away from other people and when sparkler is finished, place it (hot end down) into a bucket of water. Do not put sparkler on ground – it can end up piercing a foot or starting a fire!